As part of our theme ‘People who help us’ we managed to arrange a visit to Rastrick Fire Station. The children were very excited as they had been learning all about the emergency services and had their very own little Fire Station within the role play area of the Preschool room, with coats, hats, gloves, scarves and high visibility jackets on we manned the mini-bus and headed the short journey down to the Fire Station.
We were greeted by firefighter Paul who introduced himself to the children and the staff team and then by Firefighters Alex and Robert. With all children in tow we were divided into two groups and shown the daily routine of White Watch from where they kept their uniform, helmets and apparatus, to the Fire Appliances they used to help people in an emergency
The children loved the Fire Engines but I think the highlight of the day was the Fire Boats where the Firefighters gave the children a ‘bumpy ride’ simulating how it would feel on the water. There were screams of delight and cries of ‘More! More!’
Thank you White Watch we had an amazing informative insight as a day in the life of a Firefighter! We had lots of re-enactments when we got the children back!